You may have already seen this trick, but I hadnít, so I did a quick write up of it in case any of you wanted to try it.
I usually have my phone mounted on the bike when I ride so I can listen to music. I wear gloves, so itís impossible to swipe past a song on the phone with my gloves on, since the touchscreen wonít work with my gloves. You could buy touchscreen sensitive gloves, or you could use this cheap fix; for $11.00, you can make every pair of gloves you have touchscreen sensitive.
You need some electrically conductive thread; I bought a spool of it on Amazon, though some better stocked craft/hobby stores may have it on hand. Hereís the link:
I just did the index finger on my left hand, since I just need it to swipe the touchscreen to change songs. You could do the finger and thumb if you want to try something like enlarging the screen (obviously, something you wouldnít do while riding).
The trick is that the thread has to go all the way through the glove, so it can touch your finger inside the glove. I sewed from the outside (the lining of the gloves was too thick to turn the gloves inside out), and made large loops from the tip of the finger down towards the palm. The loops are about a half inch long. I made sure I could feel the thread inside the fingertip of the glove. Once the large loops were made, I ran a few stitches across the fingertip, perpendicular to the large loops, to tack the loops down so they didnít snag on anything. You don't need to be a great seamstress to do this fix; if you can thread a needle, this shouldn't be any problem.
In spite of how bulky the gloves are, you can still swipe the screen, or dial a phone number (again, not while riding!). It also works for a GPS screen.